– 2, 969 households in Bauchi state are to be included in the federal government’s conditional cash transfer scheme
– Jibrin Yusuf, the coordinator of scheme in Bauchi, says 80% of those that have benefited from the programme are women care-givers in their various households
Some 20,344 poor households in Bauchi state have reportedly received disbursements of N1.5bn under the federal government’s conditional cash transfer scheme.
The Nation reports that the coordinator of the scheme in the state, Jibrin Yusuf, on Monday, October 15, said the funds were disbursed in Bauchi from 2016 to date.
He said additional 2, 969 households would soon be injected into the scheme to raise the total beneficiaries to 23, 313 across the state.
“The CCT programme also trains beneficiaries in techniques, saving groups and skills to improve their living condition,” he said.
Yusuf told the Bauchi state council of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) who visited his office that more than 80% of the beneficiaries were women care-givers in their various households.
In a related report, President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly shared N500 million free cash to needy people in Adamawa state.
Buhari distributed the money from August 2017 to August 2018 through the house uplifting programme under the cash conditional transfer programme.
Zhegun Joseph, the head of programme, Adamawa, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, October 8, in Yola.
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